TV & FILM
brian-mcgee - July 16, 2018
Doctor Who returns to the BBC for its 11th series this fall, and with his final words being "Laugh hard. Run fast. Be kind. Doctor... I let you go", twelfth Doctor Peter Capaldi is gone and has been regenerated as Brit beauty Jodie Whittaker, the first female to step into the iconic sci-fi role.
This minute long teaser, which aired on the BBC during this weekend's World Cup finals, introduces us to the new doctor and her supporting cast including—in order of introduction in the spot—Tosin Cole, Mandip Gill, and Bradley Walsh. All we know thus far is that Cole—who appeared as an X-Wing pilot in The Force Awakens—will be the doctor's new companion, making him the first male to hold that role.
There's not a ton to digest here as it's mostly just an enigmatic teaser, but there's plenty enough for all you misogynists to get up in arms about. I mean, a woman doctor? What's next, a dog doctor? A non-white doctor? Jeez, this is gonna get out of hand fast, amirite? I guess those of you out there upset about all of this can take comfort in knowing that they're not going to go back and erase the proud history of white male doctors and white female companions from series' past.
Though the show's premise could allow for that eventually. Alright, I guess you're right to panic. Everyone into the lifeboats. Whites and men first!